Elusive international prog rock powerhouse AN ENDLESS SPORADIC have revealed a new animation video Sky Run, the latest to be taken from their forthcoming album, Magic Machine, on 16 September 2016.
The video animation and storyline was created by Costin Chioreanu (Enslaved, Napalm Death, At The Gates) whilst the track features the talents of Jordan Rudess on Piano and Synth (Dream Theater), Jonas Reingold on Bass (Karmakanic, The Flower Kings), Navene K on Drums (Entheos, Animals as Leaders) and multi instrumentalist and composer Zach Kamins.
Check out the video, which premiered on Jordan Rudess’s website, here.
“Sky Run is by far my personal favourite piece on this album,” comments the mastermind behind An Endless Sporadic, Zach Kamins. “The composition was spurred by a synth melody at 3:48. I programmed it on a flight and labeled it, Sky Run. I was then inspired to branch the idea into a long arrangement that eventually inspired me to create the album, Magic Machine. To celebrate this piece, there is now a beautiful animation video by Costin Chioreanu! I’m incredibly honoured to have Jordan Rudess on piano and playing a burning synth solo on this recording!!
Magic Machine is a showcase for mind-bending musicianship and rich expressiveness via avante garde film-score soundscapes. An abstract journey through different styles of music and environments, the album offers a coruscating kaleidoscope of colours and joy, flashes of stylistic innovation featuring ensemble work that is staggeringly packed full of drama yet still meaningful from a compositional standpoint. This is an aurally challenging album with an experimentally wide sound palette, but as a whole is assuredly palatable, mesmerising and resides in a class paralleled by none.
Joining master multi instrumentalist Zach Kamins on this album is a stellar line-up of virtuoso musicians (we stopped counting at 30 instruments…all recorded live and including hand hammered Lasagne trays!) and special guests including Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings), Michael Iago Mellender (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) and Navene K (Animals as Leaders, Entheos) to name just a few!
Comments bass player Jonas Reingold on the album: “Hey people, buckle up and get ready for the ride of your life. Zach Kamins has put together an amazing musical roller coster. Sometimes the music runs at 90 mph, sometimes it´s like a walk in the park on a lazy Sunday afternoon. But most of all it captures everything that An Endless Sporadic stands for. It has great musicians, great production, great songs and clever arrangements that make this album not only demanding but contemporary whilst echoing the greats in rock history.”
Magic Machine drops into Earth’s orbit on 16th September 2016. Pre-orders are available now.